Palavras-chave: Cristianismo, protestantismo, missão, movimento estudantil, cultura
sociopolítica, revolução, renovação, piedade, responsabilidade.
COPPE, Moisés Abdon. The social and political responsability of Christians: history and memory of the Christian Union of Students from Brazil (UCEB) between 1920 and 1960.
Essay (Master Degree of Science of Religion), Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Juiz de
Fora, MG, Brazil.
This Essay intends to recreate the history and memory of the Christian Union of Students
from Brazil, since its incipient moment in the city of Juiz de Fora, in the decade of 1920 until
its throw out process of the Protestantism in the decade of 1960. It also consists in analyzing
the phases of this student movement, affiliated Brazilian the Universal Federation of the
Movement of Christian Students and its meetings and disagreements with the theological,
social and political aspects present in the churches and in the structures of the Brazilian
nation. The main focus refers to the perception of compassion, of the social responsibility and
of the political practice always evident in the singularity of the Protestant Christian students'
life. Those same students looked for the social revolution and the theological renewal.
Key word: Christianity, Protestantism, mission, student movement, social and political
culture, revolution, renewal, pity, responsibility